How to fight gun violence in American cities – Vox

This is a nice article that outlines Abt’s book “Bleeding Out”. It has links to other useful and interesting publications.

Urban gun violence is a big problem. Thomas Abt’s new book, Bleeding Out, offers a solution.
— Read on www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/7/12/20679091/thomas-abt-bleeding-out-urban-gun-violence-book-review

QPP 27: George Kelling and Broken Windows | Quality Policing Podcast

Professor Kelling takes the listener back in history to the time of the infancy of Broken Widows. It is difficult to imagine a time when Broken Windows wasn’t thought of as an important crime-fighting strategy. Listening to Kelling feels like being part of his story.

George Kelling, talks about how he got into policing, the importance of being on the street, and…
— Read on www.spreaker.com/user/qualitypolicing/qpp027-kelling

Cops Who Confiscated Bikes Carried Out ‘Racist Policy’ — And Don’t Even Know the Law They Cited – Streetsblog New York City

This is part of the Broken Windows approach to policing.

The second link is allegedly an interview with a NYPD officer.

Better walking, biking, and transit for the five boroughs
— Read on nyc.streetsblog.org/2019/04/24/cops-who-confiscated-bikes-dont-even-know-the-law-they-cited/

The NYPD officer interview can be accessed HERE

The Tragedy of Baltimore

This is a very fair article that discusses what has happened in Baltimore since the 2015 riots.

Sad.

MacGillis note how the riot is considered an uprising by some, the crime and homicide rates, $14 million cost to the State for the riot, the Ferguson Effect, police backing off enforcement, costs to families, changing and ineffective police leadership, under-policing the riots, Mosby being overzealous arresting the officers, the “pullback”, Crime increasing, 30% homicide closure rate, DOJ Report, DOJ Ignorance of local realities, political focus NOT on enforcing the law, city population near a 100 year low, new rules restricting police, community activism, Det. Sean Suiter, cops leaving the PD, officers overworked, Mayor Pugh ignoring the problem, still no police leadership, criminals EMBOLDENED, use of force reports, and the cry for equal protection.

One thing MacGillis forgot to note the infamous words of Mayor Rawlings-Blake:

The Tragedy of Baltimore
— Read on https://www.propublica.org/article/the-tragedy-of-baltimore